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Comment Re:Reading between the lines (Score 1) 580

From TFA:

...we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10.

In other words they're making it as difficult as possible to avoid upgrading.

Yeah, at this point I think lots of until-recently customers would like to make it easy for Microsoft's executives to walk into a moving baseball bat.

Comment Typical federal government tactic (Score 1) 246

Step 1) Take money from states' citizens under threat of violence.

Step 2) Only give it back if those states promise to use it in the manner demanded by the federal government.

And because the SCOTUS doesn't admit any limitations on the reasons or extent of federal taxation, the feds can get whatever they want via taxation.

Comment Re:How ? Probably the same as with other classes (Score 1) 317

The C64 was my second home computer as a kid (my first was a Timex Sinclair 1000).

Commodore's other great contribution was this TV commercial. which introduced me to Bach's Invention #13. All these years later I still think of Commodore when I head that piece. I've got an outstanding bounty offer to my son for $100 if he learns to play it competently. :)

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